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Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

01/08

Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer

#004

Dior #004 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer ($56.00 for 0.21 oz.) is deeper reddish bronze with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had a much stronger red undertone and an almost rosy overtone, so it did not appear as orange or as warm-toned as some bronzy shades can. The powder was soft, smooth, and blendable and was easy to apply to the face. It was richly pigmented, and even though it had a high-shine finish, it did not seem to emphasize my skin’s natural texture when I wore it. The highlighter started to fade after eight hours of wear.

The Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer is designed to highlight, and it’s supposed to have a “highly-concentrated formula” with a “virtually imperceptible texture.” Each shade comes with a velvet pouch and mini kabuki brush. The brush was decent, but it was dense and larger than most highlighting brushes, so it was hard to apply the product precisely with it. The formula is comparable a lot of the recent highlighting powders that are denser, smooth without being powdery, and high-shine in finish.

Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer #004
#004
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MAC Simply Smoked, Esspresso, Lady-Be-Good Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours

01/06

MAC Simply Smoked Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Simply Smoked Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Simply Smoked Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Simply Smoked Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Simply Smoked Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Simply Smoked Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

Simply Smoked

MAC Simply Smoked Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour ($21.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark taupe brown with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque coverage, though I would recommend a second layer or a lip liner for full opacity. The consistency was thinner than it should have been, as it did not apply as evenly as the best shades in the range have (but it was not the worst and looked decent after it dried down). On me, the lipstick wore well for six and a half hours, while the formula was somewhat drying.

The Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour formula is supposed to be pigmented, last eight hours, and be “non-feathering.” They are typically pigmented and long-wearing, but the quality of the formula is all over the place–some shades wear down evenly, aren’t too drying, and apply well, while other shades are patchy, streaky, or prone to flaking (and also terribly drying!).

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Simply Smoked
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Burberry Bright Crimson & Military Red Liquid Lip Velvets

01/06

Burberry Bright Crimson Liquid Lip Velvet

Burberry Bright Crimson Liquid Lip Velvet

Burberry Bright Crimson Liquid Lip Velvet

Burberry Bright Crimson Liquid Lip Velvet

Burberry Bright Crimson Liquid Lip Velvet

Burberry Bright Crimson Liquid Lip Velvet

Bright Crimson

Burberry Bright Crimson Liquid Lip Velvet ($34.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation with a smooth, cream-mousse hybrid consistency that was easy to spread across the lips. Initially, it seemed more white-based and almost chalky, but after a few minutes, it seemed to transform and looked smooth, even, and lush on the lips. The color wore well for six and a half hours, left a stain behind, and was neither drying nor hydrating.

The Liquid Lip Velvet formula is described as having “rich pigment, smooth application” and a “velvet finish that lasts up to eight hours” that is “non-drying.” Overall, the formula is fantastic for those who want the fluidity of a liquid product without the drying aspect of more traditional liquid lipsticks while not sacrificing wear time. The formula does not dry down completely, so there will be transfer, but the product is so pigmented that the color lasts awhile. I’ve found the colors to wear between six and eight hours and easily survive a solid meal. The liquid lipstick has a smooth, velvety consistency that is almost weightless (I forget I’m wearing it) that was never drying and always comfortable to wear. A pleasant surprise was that the formula was unscented (with no discernible taste either), which is not the norm with Burberry’s products.

Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet Bright Crimson
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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